It’s Time to Think About the Costs & Dangers of a DUI

It's Time to Think About the Costs & Dangers of a DUIConsider the costs and dangers of a DUI before you drink and drive!

With December in full swing, it’s officially time to get into the holiday spirit! If have a little too much of the holiday spirit, though, you might be unfit to drive. It’s all too easy to do during this time of year, when parties abound and everyone’s feeling jolly. That’s why it’s important to plan ahead. In an effort to help you avoid the dangers and costs of a DUI, we want to lay them out clearly for you. Here’s what a DUI could cost you, besides the all-too-precious cost of lives.

Covering the cost of towing and getting your car out of impound will cost you anywhere between $100 and $1,200.

Court fines run from $150 to $1,800. That’s not to mention the cost of the court-ordered alcohol education you’ll undoubtedly be required to attend, which costs between $1,000 and $2,500. Even that doesn’t even begin to compare to the $2,500 to $5,000 you’ll need to pay for an attorney.

While your license reinstatement might be as little as $20, it could cost as much as $100.

If you’re sentenced to community service, expect to pay $60 for your supervision. If you go on probation, supervision will run you $600 to $1,200.

Think once all of this is done you’re off the hook? Think again! Your DUI will increase your auto insurance premiums, and you’ll pay anywhere between $4,500 and $10,000 more.

In short, it’s not worth it! Designate a driver, call a cab, or use a rideshare app to get home safely!

Lou Aggetta Insurance Services wants to say thank you for not drinking and driving! In fact, we’re so grateful that we want to help you save on your auto insurance since you’ll be saving lives. For more information about how we can slash the cost of your coverage, contact us in Pleasant Hill, California today.